The star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter fears the long-term serious consequences of the corona-related cultural closures for musical life. “There will be a big death of private organizers, subsidies will be painfully cut,” she said in an interview with the Stuttgart newspaper and the Stuttgart news. She said of the young musicians: “If an artist has to drive a taxi to survive, then he can no longer train and gives up his job.” She accused politicians: “They didn’t think carefully enough about whether something could not have been left on the back burner.” For years the violinist has been committed not only to social projects, but also to the next generation of musicians. She repeatedly expresses herself critical of dealing with the cultural heritage, but above all the cultural future of the country, such as the pitiable state of music lessons in German schools even before the Corona times. With her Anne-Sophie-Mutter-Stiftung she supports gifted people, some of whom are stars today, including Daniel Müller-Schott, Sergey Khachatryan and Arabella Steinbacher.
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